Do you deliver dazzling demos?

Kiron Bondale

Demos, or showcases as they are sometimes called, are a critical ceremony when they are run effectively as they address multiple project delivery objectives in a single event including: Validating that what the team has completed to date is valuable from the perspective of their customer and other key stakeholders. But demos are just like any other project delivery practice in that their misuse could result in a worse outcome than if they had been skipped entirely.

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Time for a Demo?

Zen Project Management

When I first learned Scrum , the idea was to have 30-day (4 week) iterations with a demo at the end of each iteration. So the question is, how often should there be a demo? So the questions is, If it’s a short iteration, does it make sense to have a more formal demo of the stories? On one of my projects where we were using Kanban , we planned the demos every 4 weeks. This allowed us to finish a set of stories that were part of a feature, so the demo was more complete.

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Schedule a FREE Hub Planner Demo!

Hub Planner

Schedule your FREE Demo Now! Schedule a FREE Demo to see how Hub Planner’s Resource Scheduling software and Project Planning tool can help organise and optimize your team. Schedule your free 30 minute call for an interactive demo of Hub Planner, the number 1 resource scheduling software. Schedule your Free Demo Now . There are two demo options you can sign up for. Alternatively sign up for an Introduction demo to Hub Planner. How to schedule a demo?

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Agency Management Software Demo vs. Free Trial

Function Point

Agency Management Software Demo vs. Free Trial. After the first exploratory demo, you’ll dive deeper into specific functionality while going over questions that arise as you learn more about the system (check out the smart way to buy agency management software ). These subsequent demos also allow us to see your agency’s workflows and ensure a good fit — and we’re seriously looking for a good fit.

2015 40

How to Package and Price Embedded Analytics

only see a demo and never actually use your software. Watch a Free Demo of Logi Analytics >. HOW TO PACKAGE & PRICE EMBEDDED ANALYTICS. Practical Frameworks to Monetize Embedded Analytics Table of Contents Embedding Analytics to Lift Value and Revenue.

Agency Management Software Demo vs. Free Trial

Function Point

Agency Management Software Demo vs. Free Trial. After the first exploratory demo, you’ll dive deeper into specific functionality while going over questions that arise as you learn more about the system (check out the smart way to buy agency management software ). These subsequent demos also allow us to see your agency’s workflows and ensure a good fit — and we’re seriously looking for a good fit.

2015 40

A Beginner’s Guide to Scrum Ceremonies

ProjectManager.com

Sprint Review: This is another type of meeting, but one in which the team demos what they shipped in the sprint. After the sprint has been completed, it’s time to get the team together to demo or showcase their work. Here, unlike other ceremonies, the review can last as long as it takes to demo all the work done by the team. These demos are not partial but a full review of the work. The secret to scrum is simplicity, even in the face of complexity.

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Running Projects from Home – The New Normal

Arras People

If you want to see a full demo of these tools then check out Ken Burrell’s video from the WFH sessions. For many of us, being flexible at work and working from home was an occasional luxury. But since the 23rd of March, for so many people, its become the new normal. Making this change is a process that may be difficult for those not used to prolonged periods of time away from the office.

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Registration Now Open for MPUG’s Vendor Showcase 2020

MPUG

These sessions will demo the latest and greatest offerings. You get the chance to see sales demos without sharing your personal details. We are again bringing you the latest products and services for enhancing Microsoft Project in a no pressure, stress-free environment this July. The products that MPUG features in this year’s Vendor Showcase address gaps in out-of-the-box functionality (and require product trial or purchase).

2020 64

How to Manage Project Scope Without Scope Creep (with examples)

Girl's Guide to PM

It has to be ready for demo along with everything else. Most projects don’t deliver their original scope: 54% of projects fail to deliver the agreed-upon functionality. One of the reasons for that is scope creep – and that’s what this article is all about. What is scope creep?

2020 308

Agile Release Train (ART)

Digite

The system demo typically should happen every 10 weeks. This is a high-level System Demo (also called the PI Demo) event that showcases the ART team’s achievement over the entire PI timeline of 10 weeks and senior stakeholders attend this event. The RTE needs to have the PI Planning, Iterations and System Demo dates defined so that a holistic picture of the work being executed by an ART can be made available to the stakeholders.

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Is There Value in Integrating Change Management and Project Management?

Entry

To better appreciate the value of project management and change management, sign up for a free demo of TeamHeadquarters , the solution that gives you total control of project ticket queues, integrated email agents, sophisticated and comprehensive resource management, task scheduling, project groups, portfolio dashboards, integrated status reporting, integrated and customizable reporting, the inclusion of customers on project tasks and tickets and a Customer Self-Service Portal.

5 Simple Ways to Make Your Project Team Love You

Project Bliss

There are multiple ways to do this: Let them demo their own work during team demos. Whether you’re new to your team or you’ve been leading them for months or years, it’s never too early or late to endear yourself. And finding ways to make your team love you is good not only for you. If done with integrity and honesty, it can boost morale, build trust, and make work happier for everyone. 5 Great Ways to Make Your Project Team Love You.

2019 172

Project Communication: Why Is It So Hard?

Leading Answers

Shannon and Weaver created a popular one called “The Mathematical Theory of Communication” that looks like this: Let’s say we want to announce that the demo of our new rocket has been moved from Thursday to Friday because rain and strong winds are forecast for Thursday.

2020 78

5 Key Steps to Successful Project Management

Entry

Click here for your free demo of TeamHeadquarters. Managing your first project can be daunting. To simplify things, here are five steps critical to the successful management of a project: Step 1: Initiate the Project by Defining the Scope. This phase typically begins with a business case where you will examine whether the project is feasible and important stakeholders will do their due diligence to help decide to approve the project or not.

2017 150

7 Secrets to Successful Project Manager/Team Collaboration

Girl's Guide to PM

The team’s work should be reviewed regularly by the client through demos and sprint reviews to ensure that they receive the feedback they need to help them advance to the finish line, but also to give them a chance to show the client the good work they do. This is a guest post from Elisa Cepale. Elisa Cepale. As project managers, it’s important that we know how to best support our development teams (and vice versa), especially in Agile environments.

2019 311

Beautiful Example of the Disconnect Between Those who Pay and Those Who Spend

Herding Cats

When are those working demos being sent to production so the business can start earning back their investment? How many more working demos will be coming before we can go live with the software I'm paying you to build? What's your Estimate to Complete and Estimate at Completion for those working demos for all the Capabilities I need to start down the path to breakeven for the software I'm paying you to build?

Triskell Software is the November App of the Month Selection

Brad Egeland

Contact Triskell Software to discuss or request a demo Triskell PPM Factory is an end-to-end solution, from strategy planning to execution, and Portfolio and Performance management. Fill the gap between strategic planning and proper execution. Today, most companies have to face several challenges at the same time, digital transformation, innovation, new product and market developments, as well as improve competitiveness and margins, all with ever more stringent constraints.

2018 102

What are the Components of a Project Plan?

Clarizen

To find out how Clarizen’s project management software can make projects run more smoothly from planning to execution, schedule a live demo today. According to PMI , project planning is a procedure that involves the strategic management of the processes related to the project, generally known as “Knowledge Areas.”

All form and no (agile) substance?

Kiron Bondale

Showcases or demoes give a regular opportunity for key stakeholders to view what has been completed, to provide feedback to ensure that what is delivered meets customer needs, to maintain sponsor commitment and to provide a forum for visible recognition of the team’s hard work. Having the agile lead or other team member be the only person conducting the demoes doesn’t give everyone a chance to have their day of glory.

2017 131

The Best Gantt Chart Software of 2020

ProjectManager.com

You can reach out to the team to request a demo and learn more about pricing. Contact the team to request a demo and learn more about pricing. Technology might change at the speed of light, but there are a few classic designs that even time can’t touch. Gantt charts are one of them. Named after their inventor, Henry Gantt, these bar charts help visually illustrate even the most complex project schedules in a simple and user-friendly format.

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Benefits of Connecting Through One Software App

Entry

Start your free demo now! The amount of responsibility a business owners job holds can generate a significant amount of stress from the countless tasks they deal with on a daily basis. The to-do list is almost never-ending and consists of keeping clients happy, tracking your employees, payments to make, sales to close and many, many more. Having software from different providers, to try and manage certain jobs can become difficult to keep track of.

2018 150

Review People Over Process

Henny Portman

In the third section we get an overview of some routine meetings like the daily scrum, demos, governance meetings and teleconferences. Integrating events give much greater routine focus to ensure completion, and take the place of demo prep in many scrum projects. Michael K.

How to Surface The Right Lessons Learned with CornerThought Software

Girl's Guide to PM

I was invited to demo the tool, and it’s changed how I think about lessons learned databases. Click here to sign up for a demo and see it first-hand. The world of project management knowledge sharing is changing. I’m delighted to be partnering with CornerThought lessons learned software for this article. It is hard to capture lessons learned in project management. Actually, it’s not. It’s very easy to capture lessons learned.

2018 256

Celoxis Ranks #1 on Gartner for PM Software - Here's Why

Brad Egeland

Try a demo or free 30-day trial now Did you know that project management software leader Celoxis ranked first on Gartner ? With Celoxis you get enterprise-class features, dynamic dashboards & tons of customizations in one economical solution. Here's some key points as to why Celoxis is the leading choice for PM software needs. Celoxis. Delivers success with confidence Identify project requests that boost business value. Build project plans that adapt to the real-world.

2020 80

Combining Waterfall and Agile in SAFe

Arras People

Agile teams have built-in processes for these regular synchronizations such as PSI planning, iteration planning, daily stand-ups, scrum of scrums, and iteration demos/retrospectives. Agile and Waterfall processes are not generally considered something that should be mixed. They are mixed – and have to be – as many organizations make the transition from a Waterfall software development and project management methodology to an Agile methodology of the same.

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Why You Should be Checking Out MPUG’s Vendor Showcase This July

MPUG

You get the chance to see sales demos without sharing your personal details. We are excited to announce the lineup of participants for MPUG’s 2019 Vendor Showcase. We’ll be hearing from companies like Prosperi, Critical Tools, and Barbecana in just a few weeks. There’s no better way to learn about the latest Microsoft Project-related apps, add-ins, and services. Truly, this showcase will feature tools that take project management with MS Project out of the box and to a whole new level!

2019 64

Four Practical Ways to Improve Project Procurements

Project Risk Coach

Have the top three vendors show demos of their applications to organizational stakeholders. Discover the Power of Project Procurement Management As we initiate our projects, we may find that our organization lacks the skills and knowledge to create the project deliverables and meet the project objectives. In other cases, we may need products outside of our organization. Project managers use procurement management to secure these needed products and services.

2017 204

How To Be An Estimating Superhero

Girl's Guide to PM

I saw a demo of the latest version of LiquidPlanner, the project management scheduling and collaboration tool, on Tuesday. I love things that make my job easier. A statistical model for estimating isn’t normally something I’d put in the ‘make my job easy’ box, but I might just have found one that works. William W. Davis, MSPM, PMP and Project Management Superhero. I caught up with William W. Davis, MSPM, PMP and Project Management Superhero.

2016 308

Ready to Prioritize What's Best for Your Projects? Check out ITM Platform

Brad Egeland

Or ask for a demo - they are very accommodating Are you ready to prioritize what’s best for your business, control project financials, and use real-time information to report how projects are performing? I just discovered ITM Platform and I think it's worth the time and effort to try it out - for free, of course. Their offer is a free 14-day trial. ​ Some highlights listed on their page that I agreed with. Portfolio and programs.

2019 76

6 Qualities to Look for in Project Management Software

MavenLink

Depending on the size and complexity of your team, it can be helpful to have a well-trained, responsive staff ready to help with implementation, answer questions, provide training or demos, and help make your software experience go as smoothly as possible. If your organization has a COO or CEO, it can be beneficial to have them sit in on this part of the product demo to discuss whether the reports provide the level of detail needed to make real, impactful change in the organization.

2019 98

How to Get the Most Out of Your Free Trial? [Step-by-step Guide]

Scoro

Write them down and keep them in hand when signing up for a demo. Ask your questions in a demo. There are a lot of people who choose to forgo the initial trial experience and book a demo straightaway. Naturally, demo has a lot of benefits, such as having trained consultant explain and introduce the software to you. However, the drawback of only having a demo – you might not know the right questions to ask.

2019 63

How to Get the Most Out of Your Free Trial? [Step-by-step Guide]

Scoro

Write them down and keep them in hand when signing up for a demo. Ask your questions in a demo. There are a lot of people who choose to forgo the initial trial experience and book a demo straightaway. Naturally, demo has a lot of benefits, such as having trained consultant explain and introduce the software to you. However, the drawback of only having a demo – you might not know the right questions to ask.

2019 63

How to Plan a Successful Product Launch

ProjectManager.com

To show them how essential your product is to resolving their problem or need, provide a free trial or demo for them to test drive the product, if possible. The project that creates your product is just the starter pistol in the long run to market. If you don’t have a plan to launch that product, then you’re jeopardizing your success. The product launch is one of the most crucial processes in any successful project.

2018 278

Six Common Project Management Milestone Mistakes – and How to Avoid Them

Clarizen

Learn more by scheduling your live guided demo, or launch your free 30-day fully-fledged trial of Clarizen today. Milestones have been a basic staple on the project management landscape for, well, forever.

2018 151

Project Tasks vs. Business Objectives (& Why They Should Be Aligned)

Clarizen

Get in touch for a live demo. The best internal project managers are able to help their companies achieve business objectives by completing successful projects on time, on scope, and on budget. But as most PMs know, this is easier said than done – especially if there’s a barrier between business leadership and project teams on the ground.

2020 86

Women in Project Management: Natalie Steck

Girl's Guide to PM

Ask the provider to demo the product to you. Today I’m interviewing Natalie Steck, President and CEO at software firm Viewpath. I don’t often get to talk to too many female CEOs so it was great to find out more about Natalie’s career to date and the thoughts she has about the future of project management software. Natalie, how did you get started in project management? Natalie Steck.

2018 236

Scrum Master vs Project Manager: What’s the Difference?

Project Bliss

She ensures the team follows the scrum processes in the daily stand up meeting and other ceremonies of backlog grooming, retrospectives, and demos. Are you considering a career move? . Perhaps you’re considering Project Management because it uses many skills you already have. But wait. You’ve also heard that teams are going Agile and that Scrum Master might be a good option.

2017 183

Remote Control: Supporting the New Reality of Working from Home

Brad Egeland

Try their free Demo today at: Https://www.functionfox.com/demo *Early Impacts of COVID-19 on the BC Tech SectorThe unprecedented global health crisis is changing the way we work at truly astounding speeds. Suddenly, whether by choice or necessity, many of us find ourselves negotiating the new reality of remote work.

How to Get a “Yes!”

LiquidPlanner

However, the more people involved, the longer the process might take if you have to coordinate several schedules when setting up demos or internal meetings, so keep the evaluation team small but mighty. Product Demo. If you need help with a final presentation of LiquidPlanner to management, our product experts can tailor a demo specifically for executives. Convincing Your Team That LiquidPlanner Is the Perfect Solution.

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